SNA Research

SNA Research on the issues and trends impacting school nutrition.

NSLP and SBP Participation Tracking
Tracking of national participation rates for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program using USDA data.

Little Big Fact Book:  The Essential Guide to School Nutrition
A compact, easy-to-use reference booklet with critical information about school nutrition programs.

2015 School Nutrition Trends Report
Provides a summary of a survey conducted with SNA members in 1,100 districts. The report includes information on the types of programs and initiatives being used to promote healthier school food choices, financial impact of nutrition requirements and participation trends.

School Nutrition Operations Report
The School Nutrition Operations Report 2014: The State of School Nutrition benchmarks operational practices and policies of school nutrition programs. The report includes information on meal prices, participation rates, breakfast programs, food and beverages trends, a la carte availability as well as procurement practices and nutrition education initiatives from more than 1,100 school nutrition directors.

trendSETS Resources
Provides information and insights on hot topics in school nutrition.

Growing School Breakfast Participation: New Ways to Deliver Breakfast to
Students On-the-Go

A SNA report on ways school nutrition programs are delivering on-the-go breakfast to middle and high school students - published in 2011.

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
If you’re looking for the latest research articles on significant issues affecting child nutrition and school foodservice management, look no further. Published twice a year, each issue of The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management features several research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.

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SNA State Associations

The School Nutrition Association has a presence in every state across the country. View links to many of the state associations to find out more about what SNA is doing nationwide. 

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